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Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Christopher Sneddon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The construction of tens of thousands of large dams across the planet’s surface brought about one of the largest biophysical transformations of the twentieth century and has irrevocably altered ... More


‘Our Industrial Age’: Planning, Industrialisation and Large Dams

Peter Sutoris

in Visions of Development: Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948–75

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190608323
eISBN:
9780190663001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608323.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyzes a sample of Films Division documentaries that deal with economic development and material progress. It shows that films on India’s five-year plans, industrialization and large ... More


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